Egremont Russet apple trees
- Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
- Picking season: Late
- Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
- Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
- Pollination group: 2
- Uses: Eating fresh
Egremont Russet is a classic English russet apple from the Victorian era. It remains popular with discerning apple lovers who appreciate its unique flavor and apearance.
Egremont Russet is a medium-sized apple. The flesh seems quite dry and gets drier with keeping - it is moist rather than juicy. Traditionally described as "nutty", the flavor is more delicate than most varieties, and quite sweet. Both the flavor and the soft flesh are reminiscent of a firm pear. Yet Egremont Russet is surprisingly versatile, working well in savoury salads for example, and a popular partner for cheese.
Like many russets, Egremont Russet is a good apple for sweet cider. The apples are not particularly juicy, so you need plenty of them, but the resulting cider is rich, thick, and very sweet.
Egremont Russet apple trees for sale
1-year Egremont Russet apple trees bare-root
You can pre-order trees now for delivery when shipping starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.
*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.
How to grow
Egremont Russet is easy to grow, with generally good disease resistance, and a reliable though not heavy cropper.
It can be grown in most of the cooler zones of the USA. For an English apple variety it is unusually cold-hardy and on a suitable rootstock can be grown in zones 4 and perhaps zone 3.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Sussex, England, 1872.
Egremont Russet characteristics
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- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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- Cold hardiness (USDA):
(4) -30F / -34C
- Summer average maximum temperatures:
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Cold (< 20C / 67F)
- Country of origin:
- Period of origin:
1850 - 1899
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
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